Rose McIver

Rose McIver

Oct. 10th, 1988
Born in
Auckland, New Zealand
5' 3

Rose McIver's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Once Upon a Time TV Show
Once Upon a Time
iZombie TV Show

Main Movie Roles

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Rose McIver (born October 10, 1988). She was raised in Titirangi with her father, John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver (b. 1951), a photographer, and her mother, Ann "Annie" (née Coney), an artist; her parents still reside in the house she grew up in. She has an older brother, Paul McIver, who is a musician and former actor. She once studied ballet and jazz dance, and enjoys running. McIver also enjoys writing, and is inspired by the works of John Steinbeck, Wally Lamb and Franz Kafka. She attended Avondale College and was a prefect in her final year; she graduated in 2006. She previously studied at the University of Auckland, and majored in Psychology and Linguistics, but did not complete her degree.

Between acting jobs, she baby-sits and works part-time importing bananas with Fair Trade; she recently took part in their "All Good Bananas" promotion, as the voice of the listener's conscience. In August 2011, McIver moved from the home she shared in Wellington with her long-term boyfriend, architect Benjamin Hoeksema to Los Angeles, where she lived in the East Hollywood suburb of Silver Lake for a year. Currently, she lives in Hollywood with fellow Kiwi actress Fleur Saville.

At the age of two, McIver began appearing in commercials; by the age of three, she received the role of an angel in the film, The Piano. She has mostly worked for New Zealand television, from fantasy like Maddigan's Quest to dramas such as Rude Awakenings. She has also starred in television movies such as the Hercules film series and Maiden Voyage, as well as two Disney Channel films: Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off in 2003, and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board in 2007, which is the sequel to the 1999 film Johnny Tsunami. From March to December 2009, she played Ranger Yellow Summer Landsdown in the television series Power Rangers: RPM for 32 episodes.

McIver's big screen debut was in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lovely Bones, which received its U.S. release on December 11, 2009. In the film, she played Lindsey Salmon, the younger sister of the main character.

She appeared in the film Predicament, based on the novel by Ronald Hugh Morrieson, which was released in New Zealand and Australia on August 26, 2010. Filming took place in July and August 2009 in the towns of Hawera and Eltham. Her most recent film appearance was in the television movie Tangiwai. The film, which was released on August 14, 2011 on TVOne, is based on the 1953 Tangiwai disaster. In the film, McIver plays Nerissa Love, the fiancée of New Zealand cricketer Bob Blair. She also had a role in the comedy series Super City, playing cheerleader Candice.

McIver has appeared on an episode of Made in Hollywood, and on two episodes of the Irish talk show Xposé.

From March19 to April 10, 2010 she appeared on stage at the Herald Theatre as Izzy, the best friend of the main character in That Face. McIver was also selected to participate in the 2010 Show Me Shorts Film Festival.

McIver has put her studies at the University of Auckland on hold, and has traveled to Los Angeles for "a couple of top-secret projects". She has been cast opposite Chris Lowell in the indie film Light Years. McIver has also been cast in Australian rules football film, Blinder, which began filming in Torquay on February 20, 2012, before moving to Boston. The film is scheduled for release in 2013.

She has been cast as the lead character in MTV's Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys, based on the book by Eric Garcia and produced by Garcia and Krysten Ritter. McIver has also been cast as a recurring character on Showtime's Masters of Sex, which is based on the book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier. The drama will begin filming in New York in March, and will begin to air in September.

In July 2013, it was announced that McIver landed the role of Tinker Belll for a multi-episode story arc on the series, Once Upon a Time.

In February 2014, McIver was cast as the adult Cathy Dollanganger in the Lifetime television film Petals on the Wind, adapted from the book by V. C. Andrews.

In March 2014, McIver was announced to star in CW's new series iZOMBIE as Liv.

McIver is represented by Sue Barnett and Associates in Australia, William Morris Endeavor in California, and Johnson and Laird Management in New Zealand.


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